Over time, they degraded grazing lands by stripping…
And the rest of the sprawling degraded city, square mile after square mile of it, baked in the heat.
In central Scotland, 60% are degraded; across the Pennines of England, 85% are damaged; on Exmoor it is 90% and in Wales 50%.
These institutions have been degraded by political incompetence and chronic underfunding, and the solution to their crises is to weld them together.
This occurs when one end of the battery (the anode) - made from graphite, or lithium metal - is degraded by the water-based electrolyte.
Any improvement is welcome, especially if your iPhone X battery has degraded since you first bought it, but 30 minutes is a very small improvement overall.
Under the previous regulations, it made compounds that degraded quickly, the hope being that big swings in tire performance would improve the on-track spectacle.
Can they end an era of hyper-polarisation and economic inequality that has degraded democracy and turned Americans against each other; that has shredded the idea of America?
“If the sample is degraded – affected by heat, UV light or moisture – the biologist may have to employ techniques that have been developed for DNA in those situations,” she explains.
Receptors are internalized by the muscle cell and degraded in lysosomes (specialized cytoplasmic organelles), while new receptors are synthesized and inserted into the muscle membrane.
Ecological restoration, the process of repairing sites in nature whose biological communities (that is, interacting groups of various species in a common location) and ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed.
They tried having the satellites send in effect two signals - an accurate one for their own use, and a degraded, fuzzier one for civilians - but companies found clever ways to tease more focus from the fuzzy signals.
Select the right area for reforestation - rather than planting new forests in areas that are already doing good work for the environment, consider using areas that have been degraded (places that used to be forests but have been destroyed in the past).
"It is a difficult phenomenon to measure because although you can see degradation on satellite images, you need to have data from the ground to understand the real picture - whether that area is more or less degraded or is recovering," says Alexander Lees.
He explained that he favoured a framework that embraced the "ecosystem services" concept, which places a value on ecosystem functions - such as reducing pollution or cleaning water - based on what the economic cost would be if we degraded an area's biodiversity.
Under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda, world leaders have committed to “combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.
"These graceful giants face so many threats in our degraded oceans such as entanglement, plastic and noise pollution, and climate change, the last thing they need is to be put back in the whalers' crosshairs," says Kitty Block, president of Humane Society International.
“Several stocks targeted by UK fishers are in a degraded and precarious state, with around 40 per cent that will continue to be overfished when normal activity resumes,” said Professor Paul Kemp, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Southampton.
The CENTCOM assessment that Baghdadi's death has not degraded ISIS' capabilities is the latest sign that more work remains in the ongoing effort to defeat the terror group and that high-level decapitation strikes may not be effective at eliminating the threat it continues to pose.
Converting degraded agricultural land that is out of production to such high-diversity biofuel sources could increase wildlife area, reduce erosion, cleanse waterborne pollutants, store carbon dioxide from the air as carbon compounds in the soil, and ultimately restore fertility to degraded lands.
- unrestrained by convention or morality
- lowered in value
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